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Impact on 30-day survival of time taken by a critical care transport team to reach the bedside of critically ill children

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posted on 29.05.2020, 09:38 by Sarah Seaton, Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Christina Pagel, Patrick Davies, Elizabeth Draper
[First paragraph] Following centralisation of paediatric intensive care in England and Wales, nearly 5000 critically ill children are transported from local hospitals to paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) annually. The majority of transports are performed by ten regionally based paediatric critical care transport teams (PCCTs) [1]. As arrival of the PCCT represents the first interaction these children have with specialist paediatric critical care, a key standard set by the national Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) [2] is that a PCCT should arrive at the child’s bedside within three hours of agreeing they require PICU admission (referred to as ‘time-to-bedside’).

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We would like to thank PICANet and ICNARC for providing data for this study, and particularly acknowledge the support of the transport teams and paediatric intensive care units that have submitted data used in this study.

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Citation

Intensive Care Medicine (2020) In Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Intensive Care Medicine

Publisher

Springer (part of Springer Nature)

issn

0342-4642

Acceptance date

28/05/2020

Copyright date

2020

Notes

All data can be requested directly from PICANet, ICNARC and NHS Digital.

Spatial coverage

England and Wales

Language

en

Publisher version

TBA

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